Tantalizing Twisters

images_03Trailblazers love the challenge of funky tongue twisters, aimed at tripping up the tongue and confusing the brain.  Twisters are a great way to bamboozle your friends and make them burst out laughing.  No one can tongue-twist with a straight face.

BAMBOOZLE YOUR FRIENDS

This is said to be one of the hardest twisters in the world. Tell us how you went with it – we didn’t do too well!

The sixth sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick

Now try this one from Dr Seuss’s book Fox in Socks:

“Please sir, I don’t like this trick, sir.
My tongue isn’t quick or slick, sir.
I get all those ticks and clocks, sir mixed up with chicks and tocks, sir.
I can’t do it, Mr Fox, sir.”

REAL TONGUE TWISTERS FACTS

Did you Know Dr Seuss, the master tongue twister says:  ‘Reading twisters is DANGEROUS!’

Some of the old twisters were based on real people. ‘She shall sell seashells on the seashore’ was based on Mary Anning, who used to find seashells and sell them to the tourists around the early 1800s. She is said to be the mother of Modern Paleontology, (the study of fossils) and is believed to have found the fossilised remains of several dinosaurs.

‘Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers’ was based on Pierre Poivre, who used to steal spice (peppers) from the local shops to grow in his own garden. He then sold them a lot cheaper, making spices more readily available to everyone. He was also a smuggler of exotic spices.

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Join The Trailblazer Club To Earn Great Points & Prizes

You earn Trailblazer points every time you create your own Tongue Twister.  Here are some quick tips to good twister writing:

  • Make a list of similar sounding words, or words that start with the same consonant.
  • Use a dictionary or Google rhyming words.
  • Different lines can have different sounds and consonants.
  • Let your imagination run riot!

Earn Double Trailblazer Points

Challenge your friends to a ‘non-smiling’ Trailblazer Tongue Twister Party. We can absolutely guarantee everyone will crack up when they try to say your tongue twisters quickly five times. Laugh and they have to start all over again!

Get them to try the Google twister!

Join the Trailblazer Club and post a short video or photo of your Tongue Twister Party in the Gallery and double your points. You’ll be on your way to becoming one of the Trailblazers of the Month, as well as becoming one of the Super Trailblazers, earning fantastic prizes.

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